Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Explain your idea in details:
Having the advantage of good land and plenty of water I do not see why not practice Agriculture to its fullest potential using irrigation with goals of producing more yields and product and conserving the environment. Our farm will aim at producing food crops to attain food security, preservation of soil fertility(by practising mixed farming,crop rotation and other agricultural activities that conserves and improves soil fertility) and conserving the environment, providing employment and access to locally affordable produce, processing other produce(crops and animal products) to minimize wastage. And its vision is a tomorrow with no cases of starvation and malnutrition in children providing for our home country and export other Agricultural produce to area in need. As the world population keeps growing. Our farm will also act as a back up for local farmers who mostly depend on rainfall(rain fed) and other people who farms for food once ayear ,when the rain fails . While practicing crop production and animal production(mixed farming) , our farm will be able to use the manure from the animals using it in crops and use the remains of other crops as animal food. And making green fertilizer out of the waste and animals manure. Our farm! For you, for me and for all.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
This idea will have impact on several aspects of sustainable development. Zero hunger, end poverty and has a potential for having great impact on other sustainable goals. It will create jobs, provide food and more. More than 50% population of Malawi is below poverty line and the very first thing these people try to find is food.our farm will be able to provide food crops at a cost that a poor person can afford.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
To implement this will need the community involvement. It will need a big deal of capital and funding to put it at working stage to purchase land,buy irrigation equipments for irrigation scheme, to buld farm facilities eg poultry houses, cattles and goats houses etc,seedlings and more other resources needed. However once established it will give back the income invested and will continue to provide for itself. It will also need Agriculture expertise to collaboratively work together with the same goals. Our farm will be a supplier of agri commodities from fresh to processed. It will be supplying to local business people, manufacturing companies, Hotels plus exporting agri commodities. Our farm will also be direct selling other commodities.
I am 21 year old malawian lady living in mangochi, malawi. Growing on that family were my parents did there very best to send me to school even though they never did they gave me a starting point and taught me I can make it even if they did not. As a girl living in this village in mangochi, I have seen alot girls of my age and younger getting pregnant and drooping out of school. However I with my parents, my passion for a change and above all my faith in God i managed to overcome all the challenges and continuing with my education. I am holder of malawi school certificate of education My motivation in life are the struggles that I have faced and have seen my parents facing because of poverty and ofcource not out of it yet. I started dreaming of something big, big enough to pull me out, my family and other people in the same situation. Since I have been hungry before and in poverty I do not wish or want anyone else to be in it. So I made it my life mission to work hard and become someone who will be helping other people, its because I can't stand to see people in extreme poverty. As that's my life mission I do my best to be active and searching for opportunity. I have worked as a voluntary youth advocate for girl child education, family planning and sexual reproductive health. Before that I was member of a local organization and now I am doing certificate in clinical medicine . I am still striving to work for social change.